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10 Jan 19

Floodplain restoration in a bid to boost wildlife

In a bid to reconnect a river with its natural floodplain, we've teamed up with Natural Resources Wales to carry out a 1km river restoration project to help slow the flow of water and attract more wildlife, such as brown trout and otter, to the Afon Machno in Snowdonia.

Excavator moves gravel and stone from made made embankment transporting over the river via a converyor belt at Carrog Farm, Snowdonia.

01 Sep 17

A new mascot for the Upper Conwy?

We’ve teamed up with RSPB Cymru to fit a satellite tag and track a young hen harrier, the first for Wales using this technology. As part of the RSPB’s Skydancer project a total of 16 hen harriers have been tracked across the UK. For the first time, people will get to view the flight patterns and distances travelled by Lia, a hen harrier born on the Ysbyty Estate, an area which appears to be growing in popularity with these species. An adventurous harrier, she’s already flown to South Wales and is now near the border at Powys.

Hen Harrier, Gwynedd

11 Jun 17

Carrog BioBlitz

To celebrate Wales Nature Week and Open Farm Sunday we held a BioBlitz event at Carrog this summer. The local community and partner organisations such as Cofnod, Snowdonia Mammal Group, OPAL and Plantlife came along to help us record as many species as we could in one day.

Wood mouse discovered at Carrog Farm, Cwm Penmachno